Yes, this is big news. Today, something really strange happened to me, something that I don’t think has ever happened whilst I have been living here in Queensland. Today, during the daytime, at around 4:30 PM to be precise, I went outside to be greeted by (as usual) a very sunny and clear blue sky, [...]


It was only two weeks ago that I ran my last reprint of an Australia and New Zealand magazine article, that one was about Acclimatising to the Australian Winter Weather. I’ve been falling a bit behind with these reruns though, so today I’m rushing through another one which, as it happens, is the perfect answer [...]


Was it really just over three weeks ago that I was whingeing about the cold weather here? Yes, on 17 July I wrote my traditional post comparing temperatures in the middle of Brisbane’s winter with London’s summer, and London thrashed us. As I said at the time, London had romped home with a winning distance [...]


On Sunday evening I went for a little walk around Rocks Riverside Park which is in a suburb called Seventeen Mile Rocks, about 10 kilometres south of Brisbane City. Here’s a photograph taken by somebody smart who owns a smart camera… That photograph is courtesy of the Wikipedia page all about Rocks Riverside Park and its [...]


I am not a cricket man, I could stare at a cricket scorecard for a week and probably still not be able to tell you who is winning. Let’s take the Ashes for example. I just Googled “ashes cricket 2013 scoreboard” and, unsurprisingly, got to the scorecard of the 2013 Ashes. There was a lot [...]


Yes, time for another “Winter versus Summer” comparison post here on BobinOz. I’ve done this before, it’s a bit of a tradition. Here’s the history of the contest so far… 13th of July 2011 I wrote… Australia vs England: The Weather London was cloudy, with a 20% chance of rain and the maximum temperature for [...]


Friday was the first day of June and, for us here in Australia, the beginning of winter. Just last week, you may recall, I had my breakfast in a beach side cafe, and couldn’t resist sitting on the sand for a while afterwards on such a beautiful 22°C day. That happened the morning after Blues [...]

Australian climate

Whilst I have no intention of turning this blog into The Weather Channel, there is only one subject to talk about today. Why? Because we are still in winter and this is what happened in Brisbane today….. And to save anyone straining their eyes……. I think even the Australians have been astonished by the speed [...]